Society 14:02 20/02/2013

Between hunger and fire: power at the expense of lives – new documentary on Karabakh conflict

“Between hunger and fire. Power at the expense of lives” – a two-series documentary, released in February 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvzfp9nb-VU), is now available to the English-speaking audience as well (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxc7jdIasQg). The two-series documentary film is about tragic events which took place in Nagorno Karabakh between November 1991 and February 1992.

The research group, composed of historians, retired politicians and investigative journalists, presents compelling evidence about that period, sheds a new light on the blockade of Stepanakert – the nation’s capital -- as well as on activities of the political elite of Azerbaijan which let the tragic events of Khojaly (now Ivanyan) happen. The archival materials, assembled during the investigation, questions a range of traditional speculations and manipulations by Azerbaijani government, the media and 'expert community'.
The English translation of the documentary attracted unprecedented interest among the international community. In less than a week, more than 100.000 people watched the film on YouTube channel.

Miro Khanzadian, who is the Director of Operations of GlobalHye Information Services, resident of Los Angeles, CA, has been one of many who disseminated the movie across international community. “When we, Armenians, as people are united against injustice we will prevail. Throughout history the Armenian people have reached victories within short time and much less resources than our adversaries when we have been united. Because history is on our side!”, said Mr Khanzadian. The GlobalHye Information Services, at the words of Mr Khanzadian, aims at reaching, educating and motivating as many Armenians as possible through large Global Email database.

The facts and figures, shown in the documentary, are recollected from archival materials found in diverse, including Azerbaijani, sources, whereas residents of Stepanakert and Karabakh Defense Army soldiers and officers speak of the blockade of nation’s capital and the specifics of the operation to breach the blockade.

Rich of first-time ever released materials,the documentary also features a rare interview of first president of Azerbaijan, Ayaz Mutalibov, where the latter argues the Khojaly tragedy was abused to topple him.

Overall, the film shows how the Aliyev regime, step-by-step, toppled political opponents and seized the power in Azerbaijan and has been ruling the country for two decades now, silencing all the courageous individuals that dared to tell the truth about the incidents in Khojaly village and around Aghdam region.



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